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Wilderness Wings

71 reviews
About Wilderness Wings
Wilderness Wings invites you on a once in a lifetime New Zealand scenic flight experience. We are a premier operator of specialising in world class scenic flight tours and exceptional wilderness adventures throughout the beautiful alpine regions of the Southern Alps. Our highly experienced freindly pilots offer informed inflight commentary while you relax and enjoy breathtaking views of our highest peaks including Mt Cook and largest glaciers including Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. We operate all year from the beautiful town of Hokitika.
Hokitika, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

On 27 February, which was a really beautiful morning we drove up to Hokitika airport and had the most amazing experience. The scenic flight took us over Mount Cook and the southern alps glaciers, including the Frank Josef and Fox glaciers. The scenery was amazing....More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure of seeing from the air, the snow capped peaks (yes even in March) of the highest mountain range in NZ. It was a spectacular sight and well worth the moderate expense. Our pilot Ben, a born & bred local, was brilliant....More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank David048
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic flight with Ben. He's an experienced pilot who really knows these skies and the area. Our flight only had 3 minutes of bumps - he just moved the plane to an area where he knew there would be calm skies. It...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We had a helicopter flight planned but weather messed that up, we were so lucky our bnb host told us about the scenic flight option. It was cheaper, 30min longer, we got to see all of the glaciers and Mt Cook up close, and we...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We were very fortunate to get the first flight of the day. The previous days had been cancelled owing to bad weather. It was well worth the wait! Ben, our pilot and the owner, was terrific. He is very experienced and we were totally confident...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Megs B
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Ben for a wonderful flight. Spectacular scenery and a great commentary from Ben. The children (6 and 3) loved seeing the glaciers so close up. A trip not to miss.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank vjcb
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Looked at the weather and scheduled a last-minute flight with Ben. Had a wonderful flight over the glaciers and between the snow-covered peaks. Ben clearly enjoyed what he was doing and loved sharing the area with visitors.

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank Rich H
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Well what do you say...once in a lifetime stuff. Scenery overload... Ben is a really nice fella with plenty of knowledge about the area. An experienced pilot with a very good reputation. The flight is out of this world and I can only say don't...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 28 September 2016

My boyfriend labelled this flight "the highlight of our South Island trip", and I'm planning to return with friends and intend to do this again. Ben, the pilot & owner, was such good chat, and a great pilot. The views were stunning and we were...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank peach2015
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were advised by Claire from Drifting Sands than Ben was our man,we just had to wait on the weather! In the words of the man himself its doesn't get any better than this the day was perfect.Ben himself was friendly,informative and in a nutshell...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Mollyo_11
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23 January 2015|
Response from deukerens | Reviewed this property |
My trip cost around $300 for 2 of us. Took 2 hours and we went where the views were. Ben is a great pilot, loves the mountains and obviously wanted us too. Given the chance I'd go again tomorrow, just loved the trip. If you... More